Birmingham – our city transformed

By on 28/09/2015 in Blog, Leader, News with 0 Comments

Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, reflects on the renaissance of Birmingham and what it means for the future of the city. Birmingham has just seen two major milestones in the ongoing transformation of the city, with the opening of New Street station and Grand Central. But when talking about transformation, ‘ongoing’ is […]

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Future Council – Your questions answered

By on 28/09/2015 in Improvement Plan, Leader, News with 0 Comments

If you have questions about the future of Birmingham City Council, click here to put them to us. We’ll try to get an answer to you as quickly as possible.

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Grand Central Birmingham opens for business

By on 24/09/2015 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Grand Central opens doors for business Grand Central Birmingham opened its doors to the public for the first time today, welcoming thousands of customers and diners into the UK’s newest premium shopping and dining destination. Following a five-year, £150m transformation, Grand Central now sits proudly above the magnificent £600m New Street station and is very […]

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Manufacturing growth showcased at European expo

By on 23/09/2015 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

The first-ever exhibition of local design, manufacturing and innovation has taken flight to the European Parliament in Brussels this week (September 22-24) to showcase the West Midlands’ achievements to European stakeholders.

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Final countdown to Birmingham New Street station’s big unveil

By on 18/09/2015 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Final countdown to Birmingham New Street station’s big unveil Network Rail today (18 September) entered the final countdown to opening Birmingham New Street station after a five-year, £750m transformation. Boasting an iconic new atrium over a huge passenger concourse – five times the size of London Euston’s – the station, which opens its doors to […]

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Sutton Town Council – the next step

By on 09/09/2015 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Further to the Community Governance Review, which included the Sutton Town Council consultative ballot during June and July, the Community Governance Review Group is recommending the creation of a Sutton Coldfield Parish Council as a first step towards the creation of a Town Council. Their report will be discussed at full council on Tuesday 15 […]

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Second progress report for Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel

By on 04/09/2015 in Improvement Plan, Leader, News with 0 Comments

The second progress update has been prepared for the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel. This sets out the city council’s progress in responding to recommendations made by Lord Kerslake’s report and provides an update on the organisation-wide change programme ‘Future Council’. The Independent Improvement Panel will hold its next public meeting on 11 September. Council leader Sir […]

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DCLG backs Future Council plan with £4.37m grant

Birmingham City Council is transforming itself as it addresses the challenges of delivering its programme of safeguarding, education and corporate governance improvements whilst also designing an organisation for the future – which reflects the changing nature of local government and its massively reduced funding. It is, therefore, most welcome news that the council’s own plans […]

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Independent Improvement Panel holds second public meeting

The Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel, which is monitoring the progress being made by Birmingham City Council in implementing its improvement programme, will be holding its second public meeting on Friday 11th September. The Panel has asked the City Council to publish the next stage of its improvement plans for 2016/17 as well as a further […]

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Leader responds to Boundary Commission statement

By on 21/07/2015 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

The Leader of Birmingham City Council, Sir Albert Bore, has urged people in the city to have their say on the review of ward boundaries that begins today

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